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I would like to know how to premaritally close the wifi connection on the apple watch? I hate the fact that i have to close the wifi each time i go to a new location! And yes the wifi tries to connect with all kind of wifi's out there still. I've missed many text and phone calls because of that. I have the LTE watch so i don't need wifi connection on my watch. Also i'm on the lates software.

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Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) connects using the most power-efficient available method. This includes connecting to Wi-Fi as a fallback whenever a Bluetooth connection with your iPhone is not available and only connecting to the cellular network if neither a Bluetooth nor a Wi-Fi connection is available:


About Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular on your Apple Watch - Apple Support


It is not possible to permanently disable Wi-Fi on Apple Watch. To disconnect from any given network, use the wi-Fi button in Control Centre:


Use the Control Center on your Apple Watch - Apple Support


If you would like to submit a feature request to Apple, then you can do so here:


Feedback - Apple Watch - Apple


In respect of calls and texts not working as expected when connected to Wi-Fi, the following steps may help:


If you have not yet done so, update your iPhone and Apple Watch to the latest software versions, starting with your iPhone:


Follow Apple's instructions here, including under the heading "Get help if you can't send or receive messages" and including unpairing and re-pairing your Apple Watch if necessary:


Keep in mind that the functions that are available on your Apple Watch when it is away from your iPhone depend on various factors including:


Features and requirements that apply under various circumstances are detailed here, including within footnotes #1 and #2 in respect of text messages and calls:


If you still need help, then I suggest that you contact your carrier in the first instance.


If the issue persists, then, depending on your carrier's advice, I suggest that you next contact Apple Support (remote diagnostics and/or mail-in service may be available, if required), make a Genius Bar reservation or visit an Apple Authorised Service Provider for assistance:


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Hi


Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) connects using the most power-efficient available method. This includes connecting to Wi-Fi as a fallback whenever a Bluetooth connection with your iPhone is not available and only connecting to the cellular network if neither a Bluetooth nor a Wi-Fi connection is available:


About Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular on your Apple Watch - Apple Support


It is not possible to permanently disable Wi-Fi on Apple Watch. To disconnect from any given network, use the wi-Fi button in Control Centre:


Use the Control Center on your Apple Watch - Apple Support


If you would like to submit a feature request to Apple, then you can do so here:


Feedback - Apple Watch - Apple


In respect of calls and texts not working as expected when connected to Wi-Fi, the following steps may help:


If you have not yet done so, update your iPhone and Apple Watch to the latest software versions, starting with your iPhone:


Follow Apple's instructions here, including under the heading "Get help if you can't send or receive messages" and including unpairing and re-pairing your Apple Watch if necessary:


Keep in mind that the functions that are available on your Apple Watch when it is away from your iPhone depend on various factors including:


Features and requirements that apply under various circumstances are detailed here, including within footnotes #1 and #2 in respect of text messages and calls:


If you still need help, then I suggest that you contact your carrier in the first instance.


If the issue persists, then, depending on your carrier's advice, I suggest that you next contact Apple Support (remote diagnostics and/or mail-in service may be available, if required), make a Genius Bar reservation or visit an Apple Authorised Service Provider for assistance:


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